Collected Stories of William Faulkner Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the father of the two young boys tell them to do when he sees the party that has come to arrest them?

2. What do the townsfolk find lying on the pillow next to Homer Barron's corpse?

3. How did Hawkshaw's fiance die?

4. When Doom wants to settle an argument between two men in his tribe, what type of fight does he arrange?

5. Why do the Native Americans want to hold a trial for the chief's nephew in the white man's court?

Short Essay Questions

1. In the story "A Justice," why does Doom leave his tribe and where does he go?

2. What mysterious events began to occur once Doom arrives back at his Indian tribe?

3. How does Harrison Blair's wife feel about him?

4. What is life like for Alec Gray after he leaves the Army?

5. On what image does Faulkner end the story "Crevasse"?

6. Why does Res Grier offer a hound dog to two of his co-workers?

7. How does Nancy react to life in jail in the story "The Evening Sun"?

8. How is the sympathy of the Confederate soldier his downfall in the story "Mountain Victory"?

9. How is Davy's life saved during a murder attempt in the story "The Leg"?

10. How does McLendon treat women in the story "Dry September"?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

In the story "Beyond," there is a baby covered in scars that is in the afterlife with Judge. First, describe the physicality of the scarred baby. How did he get his scars? Then explain they symbolism of the scarred baby in Judge's life. What lesson is meant to learn from this baby?

Essay Topic 2

"Wash" is a story about race relations on slave plantations. First, compare/contrast the way white slaves and black slaves are treated on the plantation. How does this unbalanced treatment affect Wash's life? Then compare/contrast the way Wash hoped his master would treat his granddaughter with the way he actually treated her. How did this unexpected treatment lead Wash to commit double murder?

Essay Topic 3

"A Courtship" tells the tale of two men who are fighting over the hand of the same woman. First, describe each of the woman's suitors. Then explain how the suitors competed with each other and the lesson they learned in the end. Finally, describe how the Indian woman in this story took matters into her own hands, and the effects of her decision.

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